March’s Talking Points Newsletter is about Asthma, Air Quality, and Health, thanks to a wonderful group of Carleton students, professors, and the ACE office.
In the Zoom Out: All about Asthma, socio-economic status is presented as an environmental factor which can aggravate or increase the likelihood of developing asthma. This relates to where people may live, how regularly they may visit the doctor, or how much chronic stress exists in their lives.
For this blog conversation, it seems interesting to consider how else financial stability and status might effect one’s health. The Unnatural Causes film series talks a great deal about how poverty negatively impacts one’s health. In thinking of your day-to-day life and the things you need in your life to feel well, how else do you think that poverty impacts health? Where are these issues of poverty addressed in our Rice County community? How could further understanding the relationship between poverty and health impact our healthcare system?
Please comment and discuss!